Economic

Attracting investors

Make sure you’re ready, and willing, for investors to fund your business with these tips from business.govt.nz. Securing investment capital is one of the best ways to help you grow your business. 

Business plan tips

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula to write a business plan. But there are some key things you should consider. Check out these free templates from business.govt.nz — one for start-ups and a quick-focus template for growing businesses.

Cash flow forecasting

Cash flow is king when you’re contracting, self-employed or running a successful small business. Here’s where you’ll find information on how to get it right.

Government tools and advice

Tools and advice from across government to save you time and make your business a success, including compliance, business planning, employee cost calculator, employment agreement builder.

How to budget for expansion

Thorough research and planning can help to put the process of expansion in perspective. This overview outlines the key points to consider when expanding your business.

How to improve your cashflow

Check out Westpac's advice on how to free up cash to improve your cashflow. 

PESTLE Analysis

A PESTLE analysis is a framework or tool used by an organisation to analyse and monitor external factors that have an impact on their business. PESTLE - political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental. The results are used to identify threats and weaknesses which is used in a SWOT analysis.

Social media tips

A range of tips from TIA to maximise the value you get out of different social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

SWOT template

A business.govt.nz template to help you identify a business’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Flood planning

The Essential Guide To Flood Planning & Preparation offers plenty of valuable information on being prepared for and knowing how to stay safe during a food.